NEDA offers scholarships to cover the cost of registration, and due to the limited funds available, we prioritize applications based on the demonstration of need from those who are family members supporting a loved one and are first-time attendees. For first consideration, please submit the online application by June 1st. The scholarship does not include costs incurred for travel or hotel accommodation. Scholarship funds are raised through the support of many generous donors, the Tendler Family Scholarship Fund, Erin Reiderer Scholarship Fund, NEDA Junior Board fundraisers, and contributions from participants at over 60 NEDA Walks across the country.

Funds will be awarded on an ongoing basis, as long as funds are available. If you apply for a scholarship before June 30th and are not selected, you will be provided with a registration code to ensure that you are able to register at the early bird rate.

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We will be contacting all applicants via email (or standard mail if an email address is not available) to notify of the award decisions. Please do not contact NEDA to check on the status of your application.

“I think that having a scholarship program is such a great thing and really makes it possible for individuals to attend the NEDA Conference. I'm so grateful for my scholarship which gave me the chance to attend the conference and has made me into someone who will attend in the future. The conference was an invaluable experience.”

“I went to the Conference an angry, scared and isolated activist, and left feeling and knowing that I am not alone! Without my scholarship, I wouldn't have been able to have my well filled to the brim…A profoundly uplifting, informative, and affirming experience. Cannot wait until next year!!”

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